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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Sept. 15, 2013

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Disney Parks Blog Readers Get an Early Taste of the Re-imagined California Grill

This week, the re-imagined California Grill debuted at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. And if you joined us for our Disney Parks Blog Meet-Up or visited on opening day or during the week, then you’ve seen the beautiful detail featured inside the restaurant. Today, we’re sharing a special time-lapse video showing how the expansive onstage kitchen, lighting and other parts of California Grill came together after months of work.

If you missed it, Pam Brandon also shared a special look at Chef Brian Piasecki’s flatbread making talents. You can book reservations now by visiting or calling 407-WDW-DINE (3463).

Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap: Glow with the Show

We also announced on the Disney Parks Blog that the interactive, color-changing “Glow with the Show” Ears introduced at Disneyland Resort last summer are coming to the Walt Disney World Resort – beginning on October 15.

The magical Mickey Ear Hats will make their debut with Fantasmic! on October 15, a date that also happens to mark the 15th anniversary of the nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Also, beginning on October 19, “Glow with the Show” Ears will become part of “Wishes” fireworks and the “Celebrate the Magic” nighttime projection show at Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom Park. Check our original post for more details.

Here’s a look at some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Sound Activated Light-Up T-Shirt Illuminates the Night at Disney Parks – Here’s a peek at the new sound activated, light-up shirt arriving to Disney Parks just in time for the festive Halloween season.

New Food Trucks Set to Roll into Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort – From Grass-Fed Beef Sliders to Tandori Spiced Shrimp, take a look at the food trucks rolling into Downtown Disney later this fall.

Behind the Scenes: New Custom Animation for ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams’ at Disney California Adventure Park – Go behind the scenes of the all-new ‘World of Color – Winter Dreams,’ coming to Disney California Adventure park this holiday season.

Jack Skellington & Sally Debut at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Park – See how you can meet Pumpkin King Jack Skellington and his love Sally at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Parties at Magic Kingdom Park.

Sassy and Spooky Looks for Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort – With Halloween Time just around the corner, “witch” transformation will you choose to get you in the “spirit” of the Halloween season at the Disneyland Resort?

Peek Inside Princess Fairytale Hall at Magic Kingdom Park – Take a tongue-in-cheek look at the rush to make everything picture perfect when a certain Disney Princess decides to drop by Princess Fairytale Hall, opening September 18 in New Fantasyland.